Jeffers Hopewell Prehistoric Mound


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Jeffers Hopewell Prehistoric Mound from the collections of the Worthington Historical Society (WHS) may be used for educational purposes as long as it is not altered in any way and proper credit is given: "Courtesy of the Worthington Historical Society, Worthington, OH." Prior written permission of the WHS is required for any other use of Jeffers Hopewell Prehistoric Mound. Contact WHS at to request permission.

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Jeffers Hopewell Prehistoric Mound is a picture, with genre photograph and mounds (burials). Its dimensions are 4.5 in x 5.69 in.

It was created in 1899.

Worthington Historical Society is the Contributor.

This early photograph of the Vining Hopewell Indian Mound on "Jeffers" farm, now known as the Jeffers Hopewell Prehistoric Mound, was taken around the turn of the 20th century. Two men on horseback appearing at the crest of the mound are identified as Daniel Wilcox and Bill Scott. William Vining was a Scioto Company subscriber, and the mound is located on his portion of the original land purchase. Vining arrived in Ohio in 1804, and was a tinsmith by trade. The farm remained in the Vining family until the 1920s, when it was sold to Herman Jeffers. The earthworks surrounding the mound were destroyed when the land was converted into farmland from pastures. The mound was given to the Worthington Historical Society through the Herman Plesenton Jeffers Trust in 1974. The trees on the mound help stabilize the structure. Tours of the site are conducted for school students and adults, who can appreciate the one true antiquity in Worthington's borders. The surface of the mound is easily eroded and visitors are asked to keep off the mound itself.

It covers the topics Native Americans and Jeffers Hopewell Prehistoric Mound.

It covers the city Worthington.

You can find the original at Worthington Historical Society.

This file was reformatted digital in the format video/jpeg.

The Worthington Historical Society identification code is 64-G-107.

The Worthington Memory identification code is whs0209.

This metadata record was human prepared by Worthington Libraries on February 13, 2002. It was last updated November 17, 2017.